One of the questions I get asked all the time by business owners who launch an Online Course is, “How do I create my Online Course that participants rave about?”
So in this two part blog series, I’m going to let you in on my secret formula, derived from nearly 10 years experience teaching University level and Mature students. Follow this formula to create a course that is not only highly educational, but will have your students wanting to come back for more!
In this first blog I’m going to run you through my 5 key components to creating winning online courses. You can check them out here…
- It’s All About The Transformation
Your online course needs to lead your students to have the transformation that they truly desire i.e. it needs to result in them achieving their desired outcome.
- Co-Create Your Course With Your Students
You don’t want to have your course totally mapped out before you start delivering it. It is actually better to simply create a course overview of what you will teach each week and then run this course and create your course materials as you teach your course.
This will allow your first group of students to inform the course content, because you can adjust what you teach to meet their needs and requirements. The interaction between you and your students will result in a much better learning experience for all who take your course.
- Help To Solve Your Students’ Biggest Problems
Your course needs to solve your students’ biggest problems. There is always a reason why students want to study a topic, you need to know what that reason is and make sure your course effectively solves their problem.
- Take Into Account Different Learning Styles Of Your Students
People have different learning styles so taking that into account is essential, this means that you need to consider this in creating your course materials and also when you decide what support you are going to offer students to help them through your course so they can make that leap from where they are now to where they want to be.
- Encourage Action Taking with a capital “A”
I recommend that your course encourages your students to take action. It is through taking action and implementing the learning that students get the opportunity to discover what they have really learnt and apply their knowledge in practice. So don’t be afraid to add in homework tasks that your students need to complete each week. Invite your students to share their homework in a private online support group. This way you can offer your help and further your students’ learning.
Keep an eye out for the second blog in this series, where I’ll help you to write your course outline, in just 5 steps (and I promise it will take less time than it takes to watch an episode of Game of Thrones!).
I’d love to help you launch your online course, why not book a call with me and we can plan out the launch of your online course: Book An Online Planning Session
This is the first part of this article, read second part: How to create an online course that students rave about – part 2